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Mr.Shu Fan (樊舒先生) is a licensed Washington DC Acupuncturist serving patients in DC, Virginia and Maryland area. Mr. Fan holds the National Certification of Oriental Medicine which includes the practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Asian Bodywork Therapy. Mr. Fan is specialized in pain management, fertility and skin care. He is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He pursue his Ph.D ObGyn study in China Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine under Prof. Tan Yong (谈勇) and had his clinic training in JiangSu Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine. His acupuncture advisor is Prof.Sheng (盛灿若). Mr. Fan's office: 1712 I (eye) St NW,#410 , Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-246-8833 703-772-7592 Email: acupuncturewellnessfan@gmail.com

Monday, September 26, 2016

Acupuncture can help morning sickness and nausea

Why morning sickness may be a good thing

In the recent article in foxnews, as many as 80 percent of pregnant women experience nausea, vomiting, or both,  Hinkle and colleagues, scientists at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda note in JAMA Internal Medicine. In general, women younger than 25 were more likely to experience nausea and vomiting than the older participants in the study.

Nausea and vomiting were associated with a 50 percent to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, the study found.

"Our findings should be reassuring to women experiencing these symptoms, as the risk for a pregnancy loss is greatly reduced in women with these symptoms," Hinkle said by email.

Women need to keep in mind that these symptoms don't protect against miscarriage, and that severe morning sickness can require treatment to minimize the risk of complications during pregnancy, Nippita, a reproductive health researcher at Harvard Medical School in Boston,  said.


Treatment of morning sickness and nausea is quite tricky as the rule of treatment goal reflects patient's concern of pregnancy- minimal interference. Therefore, many patients come for alternative medicine if the morning sickness becomes too much. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be used to alleviate the situation as most of morning sickness will stop itself in week 12.